UPDATE: Blackbear bash

Music Takes Action announces concert

Promotional Photo

UPDATE: Monday, Feb. 12, 10:27 p.m. – Entertainment Unlimited announced Friday, Feb. 9, that Blackbear will be performing at Ferris as part of Music Takes Action 2018. Music Takes Action, a free annual concert, will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Wink Arena, according to the Music Takes Action promotional video. 

Some students, like Ferris health care systems administration freshman Elizabeth Rugh, are delighted by the artist choice. 

“I’m really excited. I’m a fan of Blackbear, so I definitely want to get a ticket and be there to see it and everything. I think it’s cool that he’s able to come out. I wasn’t really that informed about it but definitely once I heard it was Blackbear, I really want to go,” Rugh said. 

Others are unfamiliar with the artist and are uninterested in Music Takes Action. Ferris liberal arts and political science sophomore Patience Gwion said that she while she thinks the concert is a good idea, she will not be attending. 

“I think it’s cool. I didn’t know it was free. I thought you had to pay for it,” Gwion said. 

Some students who don’t listen to Blackbear still plan on watching him perform at Ferris. 

“I don’t really have an opinion on the artist since I have never heard of them but I’m sure I’ll attend. I like Music Takes Action, or Ferris Fest as I remember it named. I like the atmosphere of music bringing the community together,” Ferris sociology senior Courtney Swee said. 

According to the Music Takes Action Facebook page, free tickets will be available to students with a valid student ID starting Monday, March 12, and will become available to the public Monday, March 26. Tickets can be picked up from the Entertainment Unlimited office in the University Center Room 121B.

Bulldogs have eagerly been waiting all semester to find out who would bless them with their presence at the Music Takes Action (MTA) concert this spring.

The annual concert has just announced that Blackbear will be performing at Ferris. Students can get tickets for free starting Monday, March 12, with a valid student ID at the Center for Leadership Activities and Career Services (CLACS). Tickets will be made available to the public starting Monday, March 26, according to the MTA Facebook page.

According to the MTA promotional video, the performance will be Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Wink Arena. For more information, students can go to the MTA Facebook page or visit the Ferris Entertainment Unlimited website. 

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